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Head of State Supports Homeschooling
February 29, 2016: On January 16, Taiwan elected its first female President, Dr. TSAI Ing-wen. In her education policy white paper, Dr. Tsai endorses alternative education as a means to diversify learning opportunities.

Zofia’s Homeschooling Experience: Interview with Homeschool Student
November 12, 2015: A Taiwanese homeschooled students is interviewed by Taiwan Outlook.

Homeschooling in Taiwan: Interview with Chen Yiguang Tim Chen, Wei Duoli Dorota Chen-Wernik
October 18, 2015: Homeschool parents in Taiwan and author of the book “My family is an international school” share their experience on Taiwan Outlook.

New Homeschooling Law
February 18, 2015: The Legislative Yuan passed a new homeschooling law in November 2014, marking a new chapter in the protection of parental choice in education in Taiwan.

Chen Hui-jie Runs a Political Campaign—at Age 16
November 25, 2014: A teenaged girl in Taiwan serves as a campaign manager for a city council candidate, and provides a model of civic activism for cynical teens.

To homeschool or not to homeschool in Taiwan
More immigrant families are moving toward homeschooling using whichever curriculum parents prefer.

Homeschooling in Chinese-Speaking Countries in Asia
February 20, 2014: Families in Taiwan help homeschooling grow in Hong Kong and China.

Taiwanese Student Receives International Volunteering Award
May 9, 2013: A homeschooled award recipient of the Prudential Spirit of Community was honored at Washington, D.C. ceremony.

Homeschooling in Taiwan
May 8, 2013: A widely read Taiwanese magazine covers homeschooling on pages 24-25.

Homeschooled Students Receive International Volunteering Awards
May 7, 2013: Prudential Spirit of Community recipients honored at ceremony in Washington, D.C.

Parents in Berlin Exchange Experiences
December 3, 2012: Taiwan’s Central News Agency provides coverage of the recent Global Home Education Conference 2012.

Taiwan: Homeschoolers Help Needy Aboriginal Families
July 30, 2012: A homeschool family helps local teens discover their own talents and worth through their second-hand store and restaurant ministry.

Taiwan: Family Writes Bestseller About Homeschool Journey
July 25, 2012: A book written by a homeschool family has become a bestseller in Taiwan.

Taiwan: Homeschooler’s Film Nominated to International Festival
April 26, 2012: A 14 year old homeschooled student recently made a short film about skating in the 2011 Skate Asia competition.

Homeschool Hospitality in Taiwan
January 23, 2012: Homeschool mom Rhonda Kline’s account of her family’s experiences living and homeschooling in other countries.

Taiwan: Homeschoolers Hold Camp for Needy Children
September 30, 2011: The Mujen Home Educators Association hosts a summer camp that changes the lives of the children who attend as well as the homeschoolers who act as counselors.

Taiwan: Government Recognizes High School Homeschoolers
September 30, 2011: Outstanding news for homeschooled high school students in Taiwan.

Taiwan: Homeschool Family Publishes Book
June 30, 2011: Unique circumstances allow a Taiwanese homeschool family to publish a book about their experiences.

Homeschooling Highlights Shortfalls in Taiwan’s Education System
May 20, 2011: Taiwan Today, an online newspaper published by the Government Information Office, reports how homeschooling is proving one of the more successful means of educational reform on the island. This is the first time that homeschooling has been mentioned in any government publication.

How to Homeschool In Taiwan
Homeschooling is legal in Taiwan. Read on for details.

Media Breakthrough: Taiwanese Newspapers Highlight Homeschoolers
March 9, 2011: A very special Christmas party for homeschoolers catches the eye of major Taiwanese news services.

Local Homeschool Group Helps American Family Connect
March 9, 2011: A homeschool mom describes her family’s adjustment to living and homeschooling in Taipei, Taiwan.

Homeschooling in Taiwan in 2010
An update from one of the Taiwanese homeschooling associations, Taiwan Homeschool Advocates, on the homeschooling situation in Taiwan as of March 2010, including several changes to the law and local regulations beginning this year.

Taipei Times: Homeschooled Students Face Special Challenges
April 17, 2010: While homeschooling is recognized by the Ministry of Education, it is challenging, with some authorities still reluctant to offer necessary help to homeschoolers, parents of homeschoolers said recently.

Homeschooling Movement on the Rise
One support group founded by a pioneering homeschool family now services about half of the 1,200 students being home educated in Taiwan.

Homeschool Freedom Grows in Taiwan
The Taiwanese government has been favorable toward homeschooling families because of the commitment of the homeschool movement to work with the government in a peaceable and respectful fashion.

Homeschooling Continues to Grow in Taiwan
The Chinese Christian Home Educators Association in Taiwan now has over 200 members.

Home Schooling Now Legal in Taiwan

 Country Information

Compulsory attendance law: Children in grades 1-9, ages 6-15

Legal status of homeschooling: Homeschooling has been legal in Taiwan since June 24, 1999. Foreign nationals may homeschool without restriction in Taiwan. The Law for Non-School Mode of Experimental Education for Senior Secondary Education and Below (2014.11.19 hereinafter the “non-school law”) governs homeschooling. Parents must apply to the local educational authority of their household registration or place of residence to homeschool their children no later than 30 April or 30 October before the semester begins. Those who have completed homeschooling in Primary and Junior Secondary education will receive a graduation diploma from their district schools. Those who complete Senior Secondary homeschooling will receive a certificate of completion which entitles them to enter universities in Taiwan. While foreign nationals are not required to apply to homeschool their children in Taiwan, it may be in their advantage to do so if they want their homeschooling to be recognized by universities in Taiwan and abroad.

There are three types of homeschooling in Taiwan: individuals, groups and institutions. Individuals are parents who apply to teach their own kids, groups operate like co-ops sharing the same curriculum for up to 30 children, and institutions are small private schooling.

Estimated number of home schoolers: 3,000
 Contact Information

Mujen Chinese Christian Home Educators Association (in Taiwan)
POC: Mrs. Chuo-chuin Fan
President: Steven Huang

4F., No.37, Ln. 40, Yongyuan Rd., Yonghe Dist.
New Taipei City 234, Taiwan
Phone: +886 3-592-4855

Taiwan Homeschool Advocates
POC: Tim Chen, Organizer
Skype: chenwernik (GMT +8)

Last Updated: June 29, 2016